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Croydon
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Meet the staff

This isn't a boot camp, the Military college staff are here to help and support you through your course - take a look at who you will meet while you're on our course.
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Regional Operations Manager

Mike Ronan

Mike Ronan joined MPCT as the Regional Operations Manager (South) in October 2015. He joined the Army in 1986 and retired in April 2015 as a Late Entry Major.
Mike specialised as an Instructor and advisor on Infantry Weapons with the Small Arms School Corps in 1994 having transferred from the Royal Irish Rangers. Selected to be a commissioned officer from the ranks, he filled a series of increasingly demanding senior and middle management roles, including; Chief of Staff on operations in Afghanistan, SO2 training at a BMATT in the Czech Republic, Corps Adjutant for the SASC, Officer Commanding at the Infantry Battle School, Training Officer at an Army recruit training college and Exchange Officer with the Australian Defence Force. He deployed overseas to Germany, Canada, Northern Ireland, Lebanon, Cyprus, Australia, Afghanistan, Czech Republic, Serbia, Kosovo, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan.
On retirement, Mike took employment as a Senior Consultant, providing training and management consultancy services in the Safety Critical Sector and is also currently serving as the Reserves Training Major with 7 RIFLES.
Mike is married to Nicola and has two children, Louis aged 25 and Daniel aged 21.
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Centre Manager

Tom Nicoll

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Training Instructor

David Atkin

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Skills Champion

Emma Burtenshaw

16+ Zip Oyster photocard

Children aged between 16 and 18 may be able to get a 16+ Zip Oyster photocard to:

  • Buy child rate 7 Day, Monthly or longer period Travelcard and Bus & Tram Passes
  • Pay as you go at half the adult rate on bus, Tube, tram, DLR, London Overground, TfL Rail and most National Rail services in London

Children aged 16 or 17 on 31 August who live in a London borough can get free bus and tram travel. Londoners aged 18 on 31 August who are still in full time education can also apply for a 16+ Zip Oyster photocard that gives free bus and tram travel. 

If your child is now 16 but was aged 15 on 31 August then they can still apply for an 11-15 Zip Oyster photo card.

For full details click here